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My Locale Pacific NW
About Me I live for the rain. Cold, wet rain.
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Svea Pump
Also, I did have a pump for my Svea 123R, but sold it as I never used it. I just carry a few coffee stirrers I use as fuel droppers. I dip them in the fuel tank and drop the fuel into the depressio...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
September 28, 5:46pm

Gas canister folding legs work for the Svea...
I finagled one of those foldout three legged gas canister stands to fit on my Svea. A little dremel would probably make it fit perfectly. So I carry that in my kit and it gives a 1/2" gap from...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
September 28, 5:40pm

Re: Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
This is an old thread, but I was looking up what people were now using for winter camping and came across it. First, I'll say I'm the guy in the videos that several people linked to rev...

In GEAR » Is the SVEA 123 still a viable stove option for winter?
September 28, 5:19pm

Icebreaker Merino T's don't stink after continuous wear on the trail. They also dry very quickly next to the skin. I have been using the very thin merino version all season and in fact wear...

In GEAR » non stinking baselayers?
October 24, 10:43am

AARN packs
If you have a bad back, or even a good one, I'd seriously check out AARN packs of New Zealand. They have a very unique load carrying system that puts almost all the weight in your hips. It real...

In GEAR » UL pack for cranky lower back
October 24, 7:39am

I had an ACR and sold it. I found I preferred having the tracking feature of the SPOT. I volunteered with a search and rescue group in the past and a device like the SPOT that leaves "brea...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 11, 4:27pm

I can't say I've used a Hilleberg in 100km/h winds yet (maybe some gusts???), but have used them in lesser wind storms. I'll just add a couple comments: Soulo This tent will get c...

In GEAR » Which tents under 3kg will take 100km/h winds from any direction?
September 10, 12:03am

Helly Hansen
Yes I will sometimes carry non-breathable if I know I will be in extended downpours and maybe not doing too strenuous hiking (like climbing). I will normally use Helly Hansen Impertech II jacket an...

In GEAR » Non-breathable rain gear?
August 27, 12:06am

I use the 0.9L Evernew pot with the Ti Clikstand and everything fits inside (even the Trangia burner and lighter). There is even room for utensil and cleaning cloth.

In GEAR » Clikstand w/ Evernew 1.3L (ECA253)
August 26, 2:05pm

Wide brimmed hat...
I find my wide brimmed hat is usually all I need even in bad downpours. Sometimes I'll pull the rain hood up over it to give extra protection. Also an umbrella as has already been mentioned can...

In GEAR » Keeping your face warm in the rain?
August 12, 2:43pm

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